Data

The PAP1 observatory hosts a suite of meteorological, physical and biogeochemical sensors. The most current data are available from the deployment in April 2021

A diverse range of Essential Climate variables are measured and sampled at the PAP site from the atmosphere and surface ocean to the seafloor. Seafloor sampling includes trawling, coring, towed camera systems from a research ship and time-lapse photography. Since 2002 many of the upper ocean measurements (0-1000m) have been transmitted in near real-time.

Downloadable data

After recovery of each deployment, data are archived at the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) and can be accessed at: BODC PAP Collection

To download near real time data in OceanSITES NetCDF format, click here.

Whilst all Data Acquisition Centres work to ingest all the data as quickly as possible, some data sets are not yet accessible through the PAP Collection route. If you have a request that is not met through the Collection method please contact BODC enquiries on enquiries@bodc.ac.uk

Key data extend from 1985 to date and include the following (with some gaps due to individual sensor or mooring issues).

Physical Sensors

Temperature

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1m

30m

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4750m

 

Salinity

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1m

30m

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4750m

 

Current meters

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-

3000m

4750m

 

Light

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1m

30m

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BioGeoChemical Sensors

Oxygen

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1m

30m

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-

 

CO2

atmosphere

1m

30m

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pH

 

1m

30m

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-

 

Chlorophyll

 

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30m

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Nitrate

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-

30m

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-

 

Phosphate

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-

30m

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-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BioGeoChemical Samples

TA

1m-4750m

 

 

 

 

 

DIC

1m-4750m

 

 

 

 

 

Oxygen

1m-4750m

 

 

 

 

 

Nutrients

1m-4750m

 

 

 

 

 

Salinity

1m-4750m

 

 

 

 

 

Chlorophyll

1m-200m

 

 

 

 

 

POC

1m-200m

 

 

 

 

 

Sediment trap

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3000m

4750m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benthic

Samples

 

 

 

 

4850m

 

photographs

 

 

 

 

4850m

Latest reported position

Date and time of receipt of latest data

Plot of latest position